Prevention of pollution

Despite prevention campaigns and education programs, we can always expect some level of littering or illegal dumping activity within our community. But combating the problem through education is the answer. People must be aware of the environmental repercussions of litter and illegal dumping. People must also be aware of what steps to take in order to take a proactive hand in the elimination of littering and illegal dumping. Some examples of taking a proactive hand in litter control include calling a hotline established by EHS to report illegal dumping (471-3511), or becoming involved in the Longhorn Recycling Roundup. In addition to these programs, The University has a recycling program housed by the Facilities Services.

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EPA EnviroSense TCEQ Pollution Prevention Guides City of Austin Solid Waste Services department website details programs of the City of Austin and answers community member's questions about what actions the City is taking to keep our environment clean. Sierra Club's goal is "Protecting the Environment… For Our Families, For Our Future." Their mission is "to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; and to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environments." Ecology Action has been active in Austin since 1970. We are a non-profit environmental organization, and we operate a network of recycling centers in Central Texas.

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